Snow: ‘Bin Laden is outpolling Congress.’


Last night on the David Letterman Show, former White House press secretary Tony Snow responded to Bush’s low approval ratings. “It’s not as good as it could be,” he acknowledged. In an effort to change topics, he then compared Congress’s approval rating to the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. “Bin Laden is outpolling Congress,” Snow declared. Watch it:

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If only the White House could show as much concern for bin Laden as it does for Congress’ ratings. Bin Laden has been on the loose for 2,215 days since 9/11. Because Bush’s attention has drifted, bin Laden is “stronger than ever.” And now, Tony Snow is using bin Laden’s regained strength as a political tool.